Table des matières

1. Magic Medicine
2. Worms
3. Voices
4. Under Water
5. In the Barn
6. Aunt Margie
7. Charlie Gough
8. In the Field
9. To Tell the Truth
10. The Laughing Cure
11. La Llorona
12. Día de Muertos
13. Second Chances
14. Permission to Breathe
15. The Ferryman
16. Winterreise
17. Fathers
18. Lost Horses
19. The River Styx
20. Dream Baby
21. Safe Harbor
22. The Tillandsia

La description

In Ordinary Deaths, Dr. Samuel LeBaron reminds us of our need for human connection when experiencing death and loss. Based on more than thirty years of working with children and adults dying from cancer, LeBaron’s memoir contains stories of longing, confusion, love, and humility—often woven together. Sharing recollections from his childhood in rural Alberta and experiences from his career, LeBaron reveals a life of vital, intimate connection with others. His employment at a morgue during medical school, his early years as a clinical psychologist, and later careers in primary care and hospice in California, all translate into compassion and a deep understanding of death. Writing as he faces his own terminal illness—Stage IV lung cancer—LeBaron helps readers find acceptance and solace.